Fat CATalog

Welcome to our Fat CATalog of adoptable cats and kittens. We hope you'll consider adopting from us.

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Adelaide: My opinion of adoption fairs

Adelaide

I need a hug.  I was adopted when I was a young kitten, but after about a year my human parents divorced, and nobody wanted to care for me.  Fortunately the Fat Cat people said they'd love me and took me back.  I'm currently in a wonderful foster home, where I get lots of TLC.

I am very affectionate and love being petted when you get home. I especially love to snuggle on your lap.   I am very gentle with children and love to play with other cats.  I love hiding under cardboard boxes and chasing pens. When people come back after being away for any amount of time I become a purr-box and demand to be petted and played with. I am also fascinated by mirrors and computer screens. I'm usually very quiet, but I do have a gentle mew when I have something to say.

Pick me!

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Aiden

Aiden

Hi, my name is Aiden.  I was adopted by a family when I was a kitten and was returned to Fat Cat Rescue a few years later, so I'm looking for another home and a new someone to love me.
 
I have a beautiful grey mask on my adorable, round white face, and a grey spot on my pink nose.  I'm a BIG cat -- but very gentle and sweet.  I am shy when I'm around strangers, but with a little patience and kindness, I am a very loving companion and an A+ cuddler.  In fact, I love to cuddle with my foster mom every night (and nibble her hair just a little bit).  Sometimes, it can be hard to figure out what I'm thinking because I have big solemn eyes and I don't talk very much, but when I do, my meows are very high and soft like a kitten's.
 
I have such a gentle, easygoing temperament that when I meet people for the first time, I let them hold me and even clip my nails without making any fuss.  I will usually just bury my head in their arms – it just makes me feel safe.
 
I didn't expect to lose my first home, so it took me a while to re-acclimate and bounce back to my normal, loving self.  Now I'm ready to start a new life with a new family.

Will you take me home?

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Ella: What's up?

Ella

We were surrendered to a local shelter when we were about 6 weeks old.  We weren't very happy to be in the shelter -- we were scared and frightened and missed our mom --  and the shelter staff determined that we weren't "adoption candidates."  They placed us on a "special needs list" -- in other words, if a rescue group didn't take us, we were goners.  Fortunately the Fat Cat people saw our photos and knew we'd settle down once we were out of the shelter and got lots of love and attention.

I am quiet, affectionate, and super cute -- and modest too!  I'm a little shy, but once I warm up to you, I  start purring right away when you pick me up or pet me.  I love to be picked up, have my chin scratched, and have my belly gently patted.  One of the cute things I do is roll around on the floor until you come pay attention to me! I also love playing with my sister and, of course, sitting in boxes (it's such a cat thing to do).  Both my sister and me must have some Siamese blood, because we both have the long, narrow face of a Siamese.

I still haven't figured out how those laptop screens work, so I love sitting by my foster mom while she works on her computer. Maybe one day, I'll be able to catch the mouse on the screen.  I hope I can find a forever home soon.

Pick me!

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Emma: Let's cuddle!

Emma

We were surrendered to a local shelter when we were about 6 weeks old.  We weren't very happy to be in the shelter -- we were scared and frightened and missed our mom --  and the shelter staff determined that we weren't "adoption candidates."  They placed us on a "special needs list" -- in other words, if a rescue group didn't take us, we were goners.  Fortunately the Fat Cat people saw our photos and knew we'd settle down once we were out of the shelter and got lots of love and attention.

I'm a bit shy, and it takes me a little while to get used to people, but once I do, I start purring right away when you pick me up or pet me.  I LOVE to play, and come running when I hear the jingle of my favorite feather cat toy.  I like that toy so much that I often drag it off to my favorite hiding spot so that I don't have to share it with Ella.  Both my sister and me must have some Siamese blood, because we both have the long, narrow face of a Siamese.  I don't like to beg for pets (like my sister Ella), but my favorite thing is to cuddle and nap next to my foster mom.  Just don't roll over and squish me -- I'm not a talker!

Please take me home with you!

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Imogene: I get the best bed

Imogene

My sisters and me were rescued from a local shelter.  Me and Irene still need a home.

I'm the beautiful tortoiseshell of the group.  I'm very talkative and really like people, though to be honest I'm getting kinda tired of going to adoption fairs every week and not having anybody pick me.  I just don't get it: I'm very sweet and smart and beautiful -- my coat is a gorgeous splatter print of black, brown and orange (did you know only female cats can be tortoiseshells?).  I'm also very curious, and am definitely a leader.  One of my neat attention-getting tricks is jumping on the window ledge so that I'm at eye level -- this way my foster mom can't miss me.  Irene and I like to visit our foster mom's laundry room, where we help her with the laundry by hiding in the pile of dirty clothes, sitting on the dryer and supervising her loading the clothes into the washer, jumping into the dryer (once it's opened) and sitting on the warm clothes, and knocking over the neat little piles of folded, clean clothes.  We know she appreciates the help.

Our latest foster mom and dad have this to say about me: "Imogene is darling. Under her tortoiseshell fur she is a complete love bug. She will sit on your lap anytime. She is also quite funny: sometimes she is rolling on the bed and might have one leg hanging off the bed. It's hard to describe her funny poses, but her antics make us smile.

Both Imogene and Irene are extremely well behaved. They play with each other and run all over the house; it fills the house with joy. They both have different ways of showing you that they love you. One will talk and meow it while other will just come sit next to you and place one paw on you. They are curious and smart, and will win anyone's heart  --  just like they did ours!"

Pick me!

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John Mark

John Mark

I was named in honor of John and Mark, two firemen who rescued my brother from a storm drain. John and Mark were big guys, and they spent alot of time down in the big pipes trying to figure out where my brother Shannon was, and trying to coax him along (he wouldn't have any of it). Boy were they brave! They're my heroes! Shannon was named after the captain, a lady named Shannon.

We were adopted by a young couple as kittens, and they returned us to Fat Cat Rescue after 8 YEARS.  Yup, you got that right.  Our family (which included 3 young children by this time) was moving to Iowa, and they didn't want the trouble of taking us with them.  The Fat Cat people gladly took us back and cared for us and loved us.  It took us months to adjust to being in a new home -- especially me.  I was grumpy and growly and really hated being away from my family.  But Shannon and I are doing great now.

My brother and I recently went to the vet's for a checkup, and I'm healthy.  Shannon has a heart murmur.  We are brother and pals, and it would be great if we could go to a home together.  We realize that may not be possible, and we need to be flexible.  Anyway, I'm a little shy, and I don't like having my toenails clipped.  Other than that I don't have any vices.  Except maybe food.  I love to eat and the doctor suggested I lose some weight.

Pick me!

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Louie: Tummy rub needed

Louie

Meow! My name is Louie! My brothers and sister and me and my mom were taken to a shelter when we kids were just 2 weeks old. The Fat Cat people saw our photos and rescued us and found us a loving foster home.  I grew up in a busy foster home with my three siblings and my foster mom’s three resident cats and several humans.  The Fat Cat people have been very impressed with my foster family, because all of the kittens they foster turn out to be amazingly sweet.

I have lots of energy, and LOVE to explore high places -- like the tops of bookcases, filing cabinets, refrigerators -- you get the idea.  My next favorite thing next to exploring is being around people.  I'm OK with being smooched, but I really like to sit close to you while you read or work on the computer, so that you can pet me and tell me how wonderful and handsome I am.  And I like to play too!  Any toy is great!  At the adoption fairs I like to collapse on my side and show my tummy in hopes someone will pet me.  I'm a very dear little boy that needs a loving home.

Pick me!

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Magnolia

Magnolia

We were found in the basement of a building at a construction site in San Jose and taken to the San Jose shelter when my babies were only 2 weeks old.   Since baby cats can't stay at the shelter, we needed a home quick!  A Fat Cat Rescue person saw our photos and took all of us. My babies have all been adopted.

I like people, I like to be kissed and fussed over, and of course, like being a mama.  I'm also very talkative, and affectionate.  And I'm a beauty! Did you know mama cats have a reputation as making great family pets?

My foster mom had this to say about me:

Maggie is very special. When she first arrived home we thought she would take a while to get familiar and friendly, we were pleasantly surprised to see how easily she adjusted to the new space and us. She has showered us with love. Not a day has passed when I return home from work and she doesn't come to greet me. She follows me all around the house until I pet her. If I am carrying groceries and decide to put them in place before petting her, she does everything she can to get my attention -- from rolling on the floor to show her belly, to meowing and jumping in front of me.  She sits like a little baby in my arm, and loves to watch outside the window. Early in the morning she purrs and comes to me demanding she be petted. Every time I pick her up she purrs; her purr is loud!  And don't be surprised if she licks your hand or cheek when you carry her. All you have to do is love her and she loves you back with all her heart. I can boldly say she is the warmest and kindest kitty I have met. 

Pick me!

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Nellie

Nellie

Hi! My name is Nellie, and the Fat Cat people rescued me from downtown Los Altos when I was a tiny kitten.  I was adopted by a couple, but they lost their home and surrendered me to a local shelter.  Fortunately I was microchipped, and the shelter staff traced the chip to the Fat Cat people, who quickly came to the shelter and took me home.

I was a bit traumatized by all that, and so need a quiet home.  I'm very sensitive and affectionate and sweet, and will gladly talk to you when you call my name or talk to me.  I'm very gentle, too.  I'd do best in a home without other cats, so that I can get lots of TLC.  I'm very beautiful, and have long, beautiful fur, but I don't need any brushing -- I'm self-cleaning!

Pick me!

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Philip

Philip

My sister and I were rescued from the San Jose shelter, where we were both sick with colds, and were going to be put to sleep if no one could take us home.  The Fat Cat people saw our pics and even tough we were black (black cats are notoriously hard to find homes for!) they took pity on us and took us home.

I grew kinda big and I'm probably not done growing.  I'm very sweet and dear and like to be picked up and kissed and just hang around people.  I'm gentle with other cats too.

The Fat Cat people noticed that both me and my sister had something wrong with our eyes, and took me to the vet and the vet said we have cataracts (I think it's spelled CATaracts).  I have one on one eye, and Lilli has them on both eyes.  I can see OK out of that eye, and it doesn't affect my playing one bit - I can keep up with Robbie and Rocky just fine.

Pick me!

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Shannon

Shannon

Now I know you've probably heard some hard-luck stories, but you won't believe my story. I was rescued from a storm drain when I was a kitten! Yup! You see, I was minding my own business and all of a sudden WHOOSH! I fell down a storm drain alongside a street. Lucky for me there wasn't any water in there. Anyway, I cried and cried and some people heard me and called the Fat Cat people, who called the fire department and lo and behold they arrived in their big white truck. The firemen were named John and Mark, and their captain was a lady named Shannon. Captain Shannon got into the drain and pulled me out. I was named in her honor, because she plucked me from the drain and saved my life. My brother, John Mark, was named in honor of John and Mark.

We were adopted by a young couple as kittens, and they returned us to Fat Cat Rescue after 8 YEARS.  Yup, you got that right.  Our family (which included 3 young children by this time) was moving to Iowa, and they didn't want the trouble of taking us with them.  The Fat Cat people gladly took us back and cared for us and loved us.  It took us months to adjust to being in a new home.  But me and John Mark are doing great now.

John Mark and I recently went to the vet's for a check up, and found out that I have a heart murmur.  The doctor doesn't know if will get worse or not, and I don't have any problems now, and besides, there isn't anything they can do about it anyway.  Whoever adopts me will just have to love me the way I am.  The Fat Cat people are convinced it's because I have such a big heart and am such a sweetheart!

Pick me!

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Tatiana

Tatiana

Here's my story: The Fat Cat people were visiting the shelter last summer.  They had looked at all the kittens and picked the ones they were going to take home (and save), and were all set to leave when a staff person said "I've got one more to show you, a pretty one" and led them to my cage.  I was really tiny, and they saw me and said they'll take me, and then YEAH! I got out of the shelter.
 
I have been living with my foster family since I was three weeks old.  I am so cute that they decided to adopt me and give me a forever home – at least that’s what we all thought. My family has two older cats they adopted from Fat Cat Rescue several years ago, and one of them just doesn’t seem to like me. I can’t figure out why. I am so adorable, I would find it hard not to love me. But maybe that’s the problem – I’m so cute that the other cat is jealous.  So my family has decided it would be best if I find another forever home, but they will be very sad when I leave. The other cat adores me, and we have fun cuddling and taking naps together. I’m at the perfect age – I still act like a kitten, and I’m still cute like a kitten, but I’m smart enough now to know right from wrong.
 
I have always been a pretty calm kitten. But when you are ready to play with me, I will be so happy that I will reward you with my entertaining antics. I greet my family every morning by throwing myself on the floor at their feet and I tell them “Pet my tummy! Pet my tummy!” How can you not love me? I have a delightful chirping meow, and my family tells me I sound like a little bird. And my fur is gorgeous! It’s super, super soft – almost like a bunny’s fur. The colors are a combination of dark chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.  I love to eat. I would have to say that getting loved and eating are my two favorite things in this world. I will literally eat anything, so my family has to stay on their toes if any food drops on the ground. And every night at dinner, I curl up on their laps just to smell the delicious food!
 
Don’t I sound purrfect? I will love you unconditionally! Please, please, please, pick me!
 

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